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Do you have your tragus pierced? (need help!) D: Chicago, Illinois 5418 posts
13th Dec '09

Okay I got my tragus pierced in October. A small bump formed behind it, I kept cleaning it daily with H20cean etc.
Last night I noticed it is getting HUGE.



So I took the ring out, and cleaned with peroxide.
This green stuff was coming out...



I also soaked the ring in peroxide.



My internet wasn't working last night, and it just started working an hour or so ago so I just googled what to do about it and all the sites I've read said to leave the ring in and keep cleaning and it would go away.



I really liked it, but I don't know if I should even attempt putting it back in.
Should I leave it out? Or should I try to put it back in?

My other question is... if your tragus got infected, did the bump go away.
This bugger is pretty big... and it reminds me of a gnarly zit and I really want to pop it lol.

Its irritating and I'm just hoping it goes away:?

Reagan's mommy! 1 child; Clarksville, Tennessee 2466 posts
13th Dec '09

What kind of ring do you have in? Is it a circle or a straight one?

thisunrest India 10364 posts
13th Dec '09

Call your peircer and ask what you can do.Use a sea-salt soak to help the infection heal. I thought you were supposed to leave the jewery in to keep the wound open.

user banned TTC since Jan 2001; Japan 107255 posts
13th Dec '09
Quoting Brea + Brian = Kenzie:
Boogers mommy {{EBFB}} 1 child; Texas 15426 posts
13th Dec '09

I have mine pierced!
I got a bump on the front of mine though! I just kept cleaning it with the ring in because I didn't want it to close up and it eventually went away =]

I say keep it in - I love mine!

D: Chicago, Illinois 5418 posts
13th Dec '09
Quoting Mom to be to Reagan Marie:
D: Chicago, Illinois 5418 posts
13th Dec '09
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D: Chicago, Illinois 5418 posts
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Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26889 posts
status 13th Dec '09

Sounds like a keloid scar..I had to take mine out because of it. I plan on getting it redone though.

Bee's Mama 51 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 4272 posts
13th Dec '09

Your suppose to leave it in, so the pus can drain. I got a bump with my rook piercing and you just keep cleaning it. I am not sure I would put it back in, but yeah I would call your piercer and ask them.

~ALI~ 3 kids; South Dakota 18333 posts
13th Dec '09

That happened to mine too, I got some cream from the Dr and it went away really quick, but I can't remember what he gave me. I have had mine done for 7 years.

Jessa♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Thailand 13585 posts
13th Dec '09
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D: Chicago, Illinois 5418 posts
13th Dec '09
Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFT}:
Reagan's mommy! 1 child; Clarksville, Tennessee 2466 posts
13th Dec '09

Get a straight barbell or even a little curved one and put it in. Then keep cleaning it a couple of times a day with a sea salt soak and some anti microbial soap. Make sure you dont touch it or get any makeup or hair stuff in it. the bump will go away! =)

D: Chicago, Illinois 5418 posts
13th Dec '09
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